Feed Your Face
“Feed Your Face” is refreshing for a skincare book read. I have spent more time than I would like to admit in doctor offices over the last few years for issues ranging from thyroid disease to back injuries. The one thing I am always shocked by (but perhaps shouldn’t be) is the lack of focus on the role diet and nutrition plays in your health. Don’t get me wrong, I am not someone who downplays the fantastic tools and assistance available by traditional western medicine, but I am downright angry at its’ discount of how you can help yourself, your conditions, and your overall wellness by also paying attention to what you put in your body. Nutrition is important! What’s better, I found a book that gets it. Dr. Jessica Wu’s book, “Feed Your Face”, is the first publication I have found in quite some time that is research and science based but talks conversationally about how you can help support your skin health with what you are eating (as well as offering a few other treatment suggestions).
Dr. Wu comes across as approachable, realistic, and relatable. For occupying the often times conservititve medical profession, she does a good job of setting herself apart as a unique individual by telling the reader about her specific interests, inspirations, and struggles, which makes this a more interesting read than coming from a place of faceless (pun intended) authority. I’ve read some reviews in which Wu gets criticized for touting her schooling or her client list. That, however, didn’t bother me in reading this book and I found her practice and training experience interesting.
About Dr. Wu
A Harvard-trained dermatologist, Dr. Wu’s practice caters to the skincare of Hollywood’s elite beauties and celebrities. She is no stranger to specific needs and requirements tailored to the individual. From an interview with EverydayHealth.com, she explains,
“Feed Your Face is designed to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, clear acne, soothe rashes, and minimize the signs of sun damage — all while helping jump-start your metabolism and stabilize your blood sugar.”
In the book, Dr. Wu also gives advice for specific skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and varying inflammatory responses. There are a lot of diet recommendations in “Feed Your Face” and as with anything, you have to remember that you know your body best. What works for one or most people, might not work for you. This book gives some good guidance and jumping off points to start your own Food-As-Skincare plan. If you are interested in how nutrition affects your skin, I recommend you give this a read. In fact, I lost my first copy and bought another hard copy to have on hand for reference. Keep this on the shelf at easy reach; you will use it often.
To learn more about Dr. Jessica Wu and her practice visit her website.
*As with all products/books I’ve written about, I purchased this book with my own money and have not accepted any payment for endorsement.